permanent

Director of Infection Prevention

South Texas Health System | Edinburg, Texas 78539

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: October 25, 2021
Opportunity Code: 29284

Summary

Serve as a change agent when you take on the role of Director Infection Prevention at South Texas Health System!


The Position

  • The Director Infection Prevention & Control directs all system activities related to the Infection Prevention and Control Program, including educational program development, consultation to departments on matters of infection control, and assurance of ongoing organizational compliance with regulatory agency protocols.
  • Responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating the STHS Infection Prevention and Control program.
  • Directs Infection Prevention and Control activities as it pertains to follow-up of employee or patient exposure to infectious diseases or adverse environmental conditions.
  • Ideal candidates will be excellent change management leaders, highly visible, hands-on and creative problem solver.
  • Must have and maintain current BLS certification.
  • 3+ years’ experience in infection prevention required. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Microbiology or related science required; Master’s preferred. 

The Organization 

  • South Texas Health System is a network of five acute care hospitals and one behavioral health hospital, all together providing care for patients throughout Southern Texas. 
  • All six acute care facilities have received Joint Commission accreditation and offer a comprehensive range of healthcare services including cardiovascular, maternity and women’s health, and more. 
  • Three of the system's hospitals were awarded an ‘A’ in the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
  • South Texas Health System was the first designated Level lll Trauma Center in Hidalgo County.

The Community 

  • Edinburg has all the charm of a small town combined with the amenities of a bigger city, as it is part of a metropolitan statistical area that includes over 1.2 million residents spread across two counties.
  • The area is ideal for raising a family, offering short commute times, great public schools, a low cost of living, and a very close-knit sense of community.
  • Edinburg is serviced by a regional airport that is well connected to the national hubs in Dallas and Houston.
  • South Texas is an outdoors enthusiast’s paradise, with easy access to world-class hunting and fishing. South Padre Island is also just over a one-hour drive from Edinburg.



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